Ahead of Saturday’s supplementary governorship election in Southern Ijaw Local Government of Bayelsa State, the home of the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt.Hon. Benson Friday Konbowei in Korkosei, was bombed at about 4:00am Friday,January 8.
The details about the incident were still sketchy at press time.
Also, on Thursday, Bayelsa Deputy Governor’s brother, Beinmopre Jonah, escaped death by the whiskers as thugs suspected to be working for the leading opposition party, the All Progressives Congress, (APC) invaded his residence in Ekeki, Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state, leaving him unconscious suffering severe machete cuts.
Sources said the suspected party thugs stormed the area, brandishing weapons such as machetes, cudgels and headed straight for his residence.
The entire area was thrown into panic, as the suspected thugs threatened to shoot, maim and kill anybody that may put up resistance or call security operatives.
According to eyewitness account, “the invaders overpowered his guard, broke the security lock of the gate and headed straight to the living room, where he was with members of his family and attacked him.”
Meanwhile, at least 8,000 security personnel comprising the Army,Navy, Police and Civil Defence have been deployed to Bayelsa State for the Southern Ijaw supplementary governorship election on Saturday.